Henri Harper, Community Outreach Assistant (COA) for the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) is a familiar face in the Iowa City Community and plans to become even more familiar as he takes on two new projects aimed at building relationships between local youth and ICPD officers.

Lunch with the PD 

COA Harper is working with the Iowa City Community School District to facilitate a once-a-week lunch visit with local elementary schools. During these lunchtime visits, grade schoolers will have the opportunity to interact with ICPD officers in a comfortable environment while they enjoy their lunches. Different schools in the district will be visited by the officers throughout the school year. The first “Lunch with the PD” will take place Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at Alexander Elementary School.

Sit and Chat

In addition to lunchtime interaction, COA Harper will be available from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Substation located at Pepperwood Plaza. “Sit and Chat” will begin Monday, Oct. 3. Harper encourages residents to drop by, say hello, and feel free to engage in dialogue and learn more about the ICPD and resources available. 

For additional information on these programs, contact Community Outreach Assistant Henri Harper at 319-356-5275. 

Date of publication

Monday, October 03, 2016